Tag Archives: MacFisheries

Door 22

Christmas is getting close now and the turkeys, quite rightly, are starting to look worried. Mind you, I can’t see why the fish is looking so chipper, there’s going to be plenty of smoked salmon about too. Even though only the bottom one is signed Zero, both of these are from the period when Hans […]

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Something fishy going on

Now here’s a thing.  To be precise, it’s a website about Macfisheries, full of pictures of pre-war shops and employee reminiscences.  But it’s also got a fair smattering of the work of Hans Schleger, who designed pretty much the entire corporate identity for the food chain throughout the 1950s, from shop layout to packaging design […]

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Modernism to go

Right now, you can pick up the bargain of the year so far on eBay.  It’s this: and this and also this In fact it’s five posters designed by Wim Crouwel for the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in the 1960s, and as I write, they are currently going for under £10 for the lot.  Which […]

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